Forest Limit LLC and THINKR Co., Ltd. reached new heights this week with the pilot premiere for Naked Peak – Climb the Mountains of Madness, a perilous mountaineering anime inspired by the mind-bending works of H.P. Lovecraft. The episode is now available to watch on YouTube.
Based on the cosmic-horror tabletop RPG Mountains of Madness – Summit of the Evil Gods created by Forest Limit’s MadaraUsi label, Naked Peak brings the board game to life in an epic tale of exploration into uncharted territories. Production on the full-length movie continues, and behind-the-scenes footage will soon arrive on the MadaraUsi YouTube channel.
Synopsis: A flight to Antarctica turns into a frantic rescue mission after the plane mysteriously vanishes. Efforts to locate the missing passengers lead rescuers to discover the plane’s course set for a never-before-seen mountain range – the largest on Earth.
Towering over 10,000 feet above sea level, the Everest-eclipsing eighth wonder of the world (officially nicknamed the “Mountains of Madness”) draws attention from the world’s best climbers and thrill-seekers. Although they have conquered the tallest peaks in the past, Earth’s new vertigo-inducing heights are surpassed only by the dreadful horrors awaiting at the top.
The anime drama received the 2022 CAMPFIRE Crowdfunding Award in the “Animation and Manga” category for raising more than 1400% of its goal, netting more than $1 million USD (119 million Yen) from nearly 12,000 backers.
Learn more at nakedpeak.jp (website in Japanese and English).